Relationships of Sides in 30-60-90 Right Triangles: Truck on a Mountain Road

This Relationships of Sides in 30-60-90 Right Triangles: Truck on a Mountain Road interactive also includes:

Determine the change in elevation on a mountain road. Individuals use the interactive to simulate a truck driving up a mountain road with a 30-degree incline. They determine missing sides of a 30-60 right triangle to find horizontal and vertical distances traveled by the truck.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Give the class additional problems to work dealing with 30-60 right triangles
  • Create a diagram that shows the operations used to go from one side of a 30-60 right triangle to another
Classroom Considerations

  • Class members should be comfortable working with radicals
  • Must set up a free account to access the interactive
Pros

  • Allows the text size to be able to be changed
  • Includes hints for the more difficult problems
Cons

  • None
Common Core